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October 7, 2021, 2:45 PM

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Twitch Blog:
Twitch says a server configuration change left data exposed on the internet and let a third-party access its data  —  Out of an abundance of caution, we have reset all stream keys.  You can get your new stream key here: https://dashboard.twitch.tv/settings/ stream.
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is developing an iPhone-based car control system that could access climate control, speedometer, radio, seats, and more, expanding on CarPlay  —  - Company looks to build on success of CarPlay, launched in 2014  — Initiative, known as ‘IronHeart,’ is still in the early stages
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Payments company Paddle announces an alternative in-app payments system for iOS, charging 5%-10% fees and launching December 7, following Epic v. Apple ruling  —  In response to the Epic Games vs. Apple ruling last month, payments platform Paddle today announced that it plans to launch …
Zeke Faux / Bloomberg:
Investigation into Tether, which issued 48B coins this year, as regulators struggle to understand its cash reserves, organizational structure, and other details  —  A wild search for the U.S. dollars supposedly backing the stablecoin at the center of the global cryptocurrency trade …
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg says that Facebook does not prioritize profit over safety and well-being and argues that many of Frances Haugen's claims don't make sense  —  I wanted to share a note I wrote to everyone at our company.  —  Hey everyone: it's been quite a week, and I wanted to share some thoughts with all of you.
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Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
AMD warns that its CPUs running Windows 11 may suffer 3%-5% reduced performance for some apps, 10%-15% for esports games; AMD and Microsoft are working on a fix  —  AMD has announced that all of its WIndows 11-compatible processors can suffer from reduced performance in some applications …
Frank Bajak / Associated Press:
Microsoft says Russia carried out 58% of detected state-backed hacks in the year ending June 30, with a 32% success rate; China accounted for 8%  —  BOSTON (AP) — Russia accounted for most state-sponsored hacking detected by Microsoft over the past year, with a 58% share …
Ian Carlos Campbell / The Verge:
Apple says developers will need to offer users a way to delete accounts attached to third-party apps starting January 31, 2022  —  The company also confirmed its app reporting tool is supported on macOS  —  Apple will require developers that offer a way to create accounts in their apps …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Facebook details its efforts to bring more people online, including Bombyx, a robot that climbs medium-voltage power lines to install fiber  —  The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility.  Register now!
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Visionrare, an NFT marketplace for “fantasy startup investing” where users spend money to buy fake shares in startups, shuts down the service after one day  —  Just over 24 hours into its open beta, Visionrare, which launched an NFT marketplace for “fantasy startup investing,” …
José Adorno / 9to5Mac:
Twitter is testing a feature that gives users advice for maintaining civility before they join a potentially controversial conversation  —  In its battle to add more “social privacy” upgrades to its platform and make Twitter a better place, the blue bird company announced a new feature they're testing …
Nikkei Asia:
Japan's FTC will investigate whether Apple and Google are using their smartphone OS dominance to severely limit options for consumers by eliminating competition  —  Fair Trade Commission probes iOS and Android for potential market manipulation  —  TOKYO — Japan's Fair Trade Commission …
Louis Barclay / Slate:
Developer says Facebook banned him for life and threatened to sue after he made Unfollow Everything, a browser extension to help people use Facebook less  —  If someone built a tool that made Facebook less addictive—a tool that allowed users to benefit from Facebook's positive features …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Massachusetts-based Solo.io, which offers APIs to connect networking software, data, and hardware, raises $135M Series C at a $1B+ valuation  —  The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility.  Register now!

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